Naked's master craftsman down under making critically-acclaimed Clare Valley wines
Adam first got into winemaking in 2001 and after a few years of hard graft for iconic brands like Wynns Coonawarra and Bonny Doon in the USA and Oz, he finally took the leap to go it alone in 2008. On his own, he made some absolutely stellar wines that got rave reviews from the critics and his new set-up was even named one of the Top 10 Best New Wineries by legendary Aussie wine boff James Halliday.
Then in 2012, Adam heard about Naked Wines and our mission to shake-up the wine industry. And the more he heard about how we work and our lovely Angels, the more he wanted to be a part of it. He popped us an email and the rest is history... since going Naked, Adam’s career has gone from strength to strength and he now wows over 300,000 UK Angels with top-quality exclusive wines. He’s eternally grateful for your support.
The reason Adam’s kit is so special is because of his attention to detail. He learned early on that to make the best kit you need the best fruit and that means knowing the vineyard intimately. Every single grape he uses is either from his own vineyard or from the close-knit family of local growers he’s worked with for over 10 years.
Adam Barton's Story
Adam Barton's Story
"I've been winemaking since 2001, starting largely as a result of tasting a glass of the 1965 Lindemans Hunter River Burgundy which I can only describe as magic!
I completed a commerce degree straight from high school and then went into my first job as an assistant manager of the cellar door at Rothbury Estate in the Hunter Valley. This led me to take on subsequent roles in wholesale, retail & marketing. However, my interest always led back to the winery and to the winemakers who were very generous with their time and helped fuel my interest in winemaking and production. I gained experience over several vintages as a cellar hand before finally studying to be a winemaker!
I love the diversity of the work... driving tractors in the vineyard, in the winery, laboratory work, tasting, sales.... it's perfect for someone with the attention span of an ant.
I'm really pleased to be part of the Naked Wines family. I'd say the secret to my wines is down to carefully selected vineyards, passionate grower partners and striving for care and attention to detail in the winery.
I was recently honoured to be named as one of James Halliday's top 10 new producers so I can't wait to hear what you UK Angels think of my wines - I hope you enjoy them!"
Enjoying the Naked Wines journey :)